Confined Space Fall Protection
Confined Space and Fall Protection Equipment Services are important when it comes to protecting entrants, attendants and supervisors involved in confined space activities, don’t underestimate the importance of selecting appropriate fall protection and retrieval equipment that best meets the specific needs of the job.
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There are two different types of confined space:
Confined Space: Is large enough for an employee to enter fully and perform assigned work, is not designed for continuous occupancy by the employee and has a limited or restricted means of entry or exit. These spaces may include underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, pits and diked areas, vessels, silos and other similar areas.
Permit-Required Confined Space: has one or more of the following: Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere, Contains a material with the potential to engulf someone who enters the space, and/or has an internal configuration that might cause an entrant to be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by floors that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross section; and/or contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.
Fall Protection: is necessary if you can fall more than 6 feet, you must be protected.
Use Fall Protection On: Walkways & ramps, open sides & edges, holes, concrete forms & rebar, excavations, roofs, wall openings, bricklaying, residential construction.
Protective measures include guardrails, covers, safety nets, and Personal Fall Arrest Systems.
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MSA Fall Protection
MSA has several kits available and with so many options for fall protection available, MSA has the right kit for your application. An example of an MSA kit:
- Gravity harness, Vest-style Standard Size, with Qwik-Fit leg straps, and back D-ring with integral Sure-Stop shock-absorber with D-ring
- 25′-5/8″ Polysteel/Polyester rope with LS snaphook
- Rope grab fall arrester with 9/16″ 914mm) gate, steel auto locking carabiner
- Temporary Roof Anchor
- Woodscrews, #12×2.5″ Philips Flathead, zinc
- Roofer’s kit tote bag
General Fall Arrest Requirements:
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.502 requires (but is not limited to):
- Body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system
- Only locking type snaphooks shall be used
- Anchorages used for attachment of personal fall arrest systems must be capable of supporting at lease 5,000 lbs per employee attached
- Personal Fall Arrest systems shall be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6′ nor contact any lower level
What is ANSI?
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a voluntary standardization system and does not possess the ability to enforce its standards. ANSI facilitates development of national standards by establishing consensus among manufacturers and consumers. Many of OSHA’s regulations are adopted from ANSI standards. ANSI Z359.1 requires (but is not limited to):
- Snaphooks and carabiners shall be self-closing and self-locking
- Equipment shall be inspected by the user before each use and, additionally, by a competent person other than the user at intervals of no more than 1 year
- Prior to selecting a personal fall arrest system, the user shall make an assessment of workspace conditions where the equipment is required.
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